2 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday– Alfred the Great

    1. I’ve tried to find out and am not sure! This is a copy of what’s in the Bodleian Library and it’s unclear who the original artist was. I was unable to find much artwork of him. Other depictions do not have the redness. My theories are either the artist thought it was a sign of good health or a nod to his actual ill-health as it is thought that Alfred may have suffered from Crohn’s disease.


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